Along with nearly 40,000 people from different nationalities, Salam, an 8 year old refugee participated in the Beirut International Marathon in November under the theme “running for peace and love”.
Israeli and Palestinian leaders must seize the opportunity of the new ceasefire to end the violence once and for all. Lasting peace for all civilians will only be possible if Israel permanently lifts its restrictions on Gaza’s economy and people.
The implications of Syria's protracted conflict for Jordan are significant and the humanitarian strategy moving forward into 2014 is underscored by unpredictable inflows of refugees.
Speaking in response to the South Sudan peace deal, head of Oxfam in the country Cecilia Millan said:
As the Syria crisis enters its fourth year, show your solidarity with the people of Syria and help put an end to the bloodshed.
Mali is in danger of frittering away the opportunity to tackle corruption and stamp out the abuse of power by officials as democracy returns to the country, two years on from the 2012 coup.
In 2011, following decades of isolation, Myanmar embarked on an unprecedented reform process, raising hopes for a new democracy.
Responding to the reported agreement by the Government of South Sudan to immediately cease hostilities, John Watt Oxfam’s East and Central Africa Deputy Regional Director said from Juba:
Oxfam and WILDAF conducted a survey in June 2013 of almost 2,000 people originating from the north of Mali, in order to understand the impact of conflict on social relations and the prospects for reconciliation.
World leaders attending the G20 summit must seize this opportunity and make real progress on helping find a political solution to the Syria crisis.